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delvgithDelight Directed Learning: Guide Your Homeschooler Toward Passionate Learning by Lee Binz
Type: Non-fiction 
Genre:  Advice/How-to
Price: Currently 0.99, but free from 4/26 – 4/30
Where to Get It:
Amazon  

 

Homeschoolers understand that a solid high school education involves  more than just the standard high school courses.  Yes, it is true that  mastering science, math, and literature is important for homeschoolers – and vitally important if college lies ahead.  But equally important are those subjects that the student is passionate about,  subjects that  they will study for hours on end, “just for the fun of it.”

This  delight directed learning is the true “secret sauce” of a great  homeschool education.  It will help your student stand out in a crowd of college applicants.  It can launch a career in business, or industry,  or the Arts.  It can lead to life-changing internships and real world  work experience.  It can open doors not just to college, but to life!

What are these delight directed topics?  How can you recognize them?  How  can you help your student discover them?  How can they be captured and  reflected on your student’s educational records?  These questions and  more are answered in “Delight Directed Learning,” the second book in Lee Binz’s brand new series, Coffee Break Books.   The first book in this  series, “Planning High School Courses,” describes the traditional high  school courses that every homeschool student who is leaning toward  college should cover.  This companion volume captures the other  components of a solid homeschool education, the extra, sometimes  non-traditional, subjects that make your child unique!

Designed  especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours and hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school, this series combines Lee’s  practical and friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest  information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite  coffee shop!  Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable,  each book in the series will give parents the tools they need to tackle  the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time.

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, understands what it takes to graduate homeschool students who are fully prepared for college and for life.  Lee’s  practical advice and organized presentations have helped thousands of  homeschool parents muster the courage to complete their homeschooling  journey. She is both reassuring and empowering, and will give you the  knowledge you need to successfully graduate your high school student,  and have confidence that they are ready to take on the world.

A  firm believer that homeschooling provides the best possible learning  environment, and that parents are capable of providing a superior  education for their children, Lee’s mission is to encourage and equip  parents to homeschool through high school.

Get your copy today!

What they’re saying about it:

5 Star! This little book is full of valuable tips on fostering your children’s  passions and turning those passions into high school courses.  Lee’s  encouraging tone gives confidence to think outside the box.  I found it  extremely helpful, and I highly recommend it!  – gphooker

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planning-hs-coursesPlanning High School Courses:  Charting the Course Toward High School Graduation by Lee Binz
Type: Non-fiction:  Homeschooling
Price: $2.99 (We are having a free promotion from 2/23 – 2/26)
Where to Get It:
Amazon
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Planning Homeschool High School Courses:  Experienced hikers know to never begin a  demanding journey without a strong plan. A good map and a reliable  compass can help you be ready for any trouble along the way. For  homeschooling parents, it’s even more important to establish a solid  plan toward high school graduation.  In this easy-reading guidebook, you will learn the high school courses that are essential to preparing your student for graduation, college and career.

This is the first  ebook in Lee Binz’s “Coffee Break Books” series. Designed especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours and hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school, this series combines Lee’s practical and  friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite barista!

Never  overwhelming, always accessible and manageable, each ebook in this  series will give parents the tools they need to tackle the tasks of  homeschooling high school, one easy step at a time. Lee Binz,  The HomeScholar, understands what it takes to graduate homeschool  students who are fully prepared for college and for life.  Lee’s  practical advice and organized presentations have helped thousands of  homeschool parents muster the courage to complete their homeschooling  journey. She is both reassuring and empowering, and will give you the  knowledge you need to successfully graduate your high school student and have confidence that they are ready to take on the world.

A  firm believer that homeschooling provides the best possible learning  environment, and that parents are capable of providing a superior  education for their children, Lee’s mission is to encourage and equip  parents to homeschool through high school.  Get your copy today!

What they’re saying about it:

“Thank you, Lee Binz! I have spent so much time worrying about  homeschooling through high school, worrying about transcripts and course descriptions. But no more! I see now that with a little guidance (from  you) we CAN do this. This book is an easy, quick read. It is full of  enough information to set your mind at ease, giving you confidence to  know that you CAN successfully get your child to graduation. I highly  recommend all of Mrs. Binz’s products.”
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“We have a son going into 8th next fall.  I’m already beginning to worry  about what classes I need to plan for 9-12th.  I was looking for  something clear and simple to guide me.  This book was exactly what I  had been searching for.  In my opinion the chart at the end is worth the price of the book itself.  The rest is just bonus material!”

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controlControl Your Day by Jim McCullen
Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Business, Time Management
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon  

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Control Your Day (CYD) provides a fresh new way to manage email and tasks in Microsoft Outlook using the GTD concepts David Allen made famous in his book Getting Things Done. This book presents the concepts and benefits of CYD and then provides the step by step instructions to allow you to take back control of your Inbox and your life.

What they’re saying about it:

Jim McCullen has developed a method for keeping control of your email inbox. Using Microsoft Outlook, Jim walks the reader through setting up a few simple views and other settings to make your Inbox sit up and behave. I have been using Jim’s methodology for several years now and I am hooked. I can’t control the flood of email at work without it. My biggest problem was not having a clear guide to setting it all up. This ebook is the answer.

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Bargain eBooks #752:

cookbig (1)Cooking Wild And Wonderful by L. J. Martin
Type: Cookbook
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
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L. J. Martin has been a cook most of his life, since age 8, and cooked his way through college as a lunch fry cook for 1,600.  He’s owned restaurants and cooked for fancy dinner parties with silver and crystal, and in hunt camps in the high Sierras and Rockies. This cookbook has lots of narrative for those of you who like stories with your strudel.

What they’re saying about it:

L.J. Martin’s “Cooking Wild & Wonderful” rebels against this robotic spirit, and his love for the art of cookery shows through in the lyrical language. ~ Adam

His prose entertains all while giving the reader the confidence it might take to try a really new or different take on an old family favorite. ~ Lori Gertz
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This book is a wonderful glimpse inside the kitchen at the Wolfpack Ranch, where L.J. Martin takes fresh, local, seasonal produce and meats, and works his gourmet magic. ~ George Peters

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Bargain eBooks #745:

IFIf by Snjezana Marinkovic
Type: Memoir
Genre: Nonfiction
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)    Smashwords
When war ends, violence stays alive. The roads toward peace and significance still lead nowhere. Perhaps the aftermath is the best time to blame those who refused to carry guns and take sides. How do you deaden the pain of trusting somebody who is trying to destroy you? How are you to know the difference when your enemy says he loves you? And so begins the battle for survival.

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Bargain eBooks #730:

14tipsA FOCUSED PURSUIT in China:  14 Business Tips to Know Before You Go by Mike Meier
Type:  How-To
Genre:  International Business, Travel
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Barnes and Noble     Amazon     Google
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China is ready for you…but are YOU ready for CHINA?
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A 2010 global survey found China to be the most popular destination for emerging assignments in foreign countries. In addition, the study discovered that China is the most challenging location for working expats, as well as the country with the highest rate of foreign assignment failure!
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Is your company sending part of its workforce to Shanghai? Are you looking forward to an internship or study abroad in Beijing? ‘A FOCUSED PURSUIT in China: 14 Business Tips to Know Before You Go’ will prepare you for the adventure ahead! You ll learn how to use ‘name cards’ correctly, conduct business dinners, make lifelong contacts, and more!
What they’re saying:
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“If you are headed East, I highly recommend you pack along Mike Meier’s ‘14 Tips’ for the journey. It is awesome that everyone now has access to Mike’s wit and wisdom regarding his unique experiences abroad. I am certain that his energetic and inspirational words will help you “Be Progress” in all of your challenging moments in China!” —Dean Lindsay, Author of The Progress Challenge and Cracking the Networking CODE
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“I first came to China in 2002, and since that time I have had to get used to a number of different cultural habits and customs. ‘A FOCUSED PURSUIT in China: 14 Business Tips to Know Before You Go’ covers the key areas so you will be prepared both mentally and physically.” —Darren Scott Small, Senior Foreign Trainer – Tianjin Office, Wall Street English (China)

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Bargain eBooks #722:

Ebook Help Now! The Essential Writer’s Companion  by Joshua Dyer
Type: How To Guide   
Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon    Smashwords
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This is a guide that will serve you well as a useful resource readily at your fingertips with unique content specific to the ebook industry. In this book, you will find the necessary information that will assist you in completing your ebook from start to finish. Dyer has been a professional writer for over 12 years with several published works, and is an award winning writer for the Los Angeles Times.

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Bargain eBooks #619:

How to Write Fan Fiction by Daphne Dangerlove
Type: Nonfiction book
Genre: Nonfiction, Writing Skills
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  
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This is absolute proof that Fan Fiction is the best place to start your writing career.
Writing fiction isn’t simply about being the best, it’s about creating characters and stories that connect with readers. Fan Fiction teaches you precisely how to do this. Being a writer is like being a lion tamer–it requires practice and skill to get your wild ideas on the page in an artful manner. The best way to learn to write is to write, write, and then write some more. How to Write Fan Fiction will give you a quick and easy course on the basics of writing engaging stories that people want to read, and then you get to take over the reins and start practicing with stories of your own.

This Writing Guide Will Teach You:

  • the common pitfalls of writing Fanfiction stories & how to avoid them
  • why you get writer’s block & how to kick it to the curb permanently
  • how to write realistic dialogue that sounds like your characters
  • the how-to on writing adult (lemon) fanfic scenes
  • how to find and work successfully with a beta reader
  • a complete glossary of Fanfiction lingo
  • and a resources section filled with all of the links referenced in the book, plus additional tools for writing

What they’re saying about it:

“Lots of good info in this book–I’ve been writing fanfic for a while, but this kicked me up to the next level. It changed my thinking about how I approach my writing–I’m more organized now and I feel like I know what I am doing.

This little guide has some handy information in it, covering all the things I didn’t know I needed to know without having to slog through a lot of boring information. There are several helpful step by step sections that helped me sort out my plotting. Also, if you are having trouble finishing a story, you need this book. I printed out a few of the worksheets from the workbook and having been using them as well. All in all, a quick, helpful book.”

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Bargain eBooks #584:

Standing In Death’s Shadow: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective by Ken Lang
Genre: True Crime, Nonfiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)        Barnes and Noble

 

 
When Stacey arrived at Bill Bateman’s for her 5-year class reunion, she had no idea how a memory from her past would alter her future. In one innocent moment, a simple cordial act leads one on a path of jealous rage and another fighting for their life. Tempers flare, threats are exchanged, blood is shed, and the services of the homicide detectives are soon requested.In his second release of his homicide series, former homicide detective and award winning author, Ken Lang, unveils the inner workings of a chaotic homicide unit. Standing In Death’s Shadows: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a fascinating and revealing read that throws you right into the conflict between the victims, their killers, and the detectives who are tasked to solve their murders.

Ride along as the detectives are dispatched to the electric company retiree’s house for a suspicious death. Found draped over the edge of his bathtub, you’ll experience how the investigators struggle to determine the cause of death and put the pieces of the puzzle together. As you follow along with some astonishing revelations discovered during the autopsy, you’re sent on an excursion for evidence that will reveal untold truths and cost another life.

Become the detectives’ shadow as they are summoned to the scene of a bewildering apartment fire where a grizzly discovery is made. With the charred remains found in a most peculiar way, the family of the lone tenant prays that the authorities can make sense of their unexplainable loss. But when the detectives scour the ruined apartment and yield little for evidence, they find themselves left with one slim chance to solve the case—and that chance requires them to race across country to beat the odds.

A rare insider account of the exhilarating pace of a homicide detective’s life, Standing In Death’s Shadows: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a true crime adventure that thrusts you into the middle of the action and leaves you wanting more.

What they’re saying about it:

 
“I bought Ken’s first book as a Christmas present for my daughter and when I saw this one come out wanted to read it. I have to say I was not disappointed. As a homicide detective, Ken Lang takes us right into the heart of the story with descriptions that allow readers to visualize what is happening right down to the status of the body to the type of murder weapon. Definitely looking forward to the last book in the series”–Amazon Reviewer

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Bargain eBooks #566:

Writer’s Retreat New York City-Best Cafes for Writers, Bloggers & Students by Juliet C Obodo
Type: Travel Guide
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
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When living in a busy city or traveling to one it’s often difficult to find a place where you’re able to tap into your right brain’s creativity. The Writer’s Retreat Inspirational Travel Guide series lists the best independent eateries in your area or vacation destination. It has a selection of the best cafes, restaurants and coffee shops for writers, bloggers and students.
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The locations are loiterer friendly with great food, coffee and staff. The New York City edition has over 100 cafes listed according to the neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. A collection of Inspirational Itineraries that take you to landmarks not often found in other guide books are also included to aid in ridding you of that pesky writer’s block.
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What they’re saying about it:

“Juliet C. Obodo’s handy guide allows the reader to quickly find the locations of the trendiest (and sometimes little known) cafes. Every cafe and coffee shop in this book has a reputation for excellent service and quality. It serves as a reliable guide that one can use promptly when trying to find a great spot to study, read or meet on a first date. Juliet’s detailed and accurate descriptions of decor, staff and atmosphere can really help the reader find that special cafe that will set the right impression, for them, or for that someone special.”–Goodreads Review

Written in the Sky-Rise of the Wadjet Witch by Juliet C Obodo
Genre:Urban Fantasy
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Smashwords        Amazon (Kindle) 
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All, future astronomer, Memphis Holland wanted was to quit smoking. The pressure to complete her dissertation on Ophiuchus the lost astrological sign and receive her PhD in Astrophysics has been high. She visits a hypnotherapist to rid her of her cravings and instead is given the ability to see the future and to teleport. To anyone else this would be a wonderful trade, but she doesn’t see it that way. These strange new powers and the fact that there is a serial killer piercing women in their Third Eye chakras and leaving their bodies all over New York City has her highly stressed. Yoga doesn’t help and neither does her new position at Sign of The Times, a New Age newspaper run by her best friend Jill. Her mysterious coworker Lawrence, the reporter covering the murders, puts her even more on edge. He is nothing but kind yet there is just something about him; he has this uncanny ability to know exactly what she’s thinking. Her astrological predictions for the newspaper are well received. But the eerily accurate personal horoscopes that are sent to her by an anonymous astrogirl88 are not. As the secrets and predictions from astrogirl88 unfold Memphis is led down a dangerous path to find out who she really is and the unsettling truth that her destiny may have already been written for her.
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What they’re saying about it:
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“I just saw there was a giveaway for this book! But it’s fine it was only 4 bucks to download. It was a great read. I’ve always loved witches, but this was a different take. Egyptian mystical witches! And Isis is her grandmother. They go into astronomy, astronomy and alchemy. A lot of A’s. But I like it. It’s an adult read but not a romance novel more wordy. I’m in love with her love interest Luri he sounds adorable and can read minds. Over blood suckers. Kind of ended with a cliff hanger, I hope the second book comes out soon!”

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